Test: Mineral And Energy Resources - 1


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QUESTION: 1

Which out of the following is derived from the ocean waters? 

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The most recoverable form of bromine is from soluble salts found in seawater, salt lakes, inland seas and brine wells. Sea water contains bromine in about 65 parts per million (ppm) but bromine is found in much higher concentrations (2,500 to 10,000 ppm) in inland seas and brine wells.

QUESTION: 2

Name the mineral which is used to reduce cavity.

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Abrasive minerals like silica, limestone, aluminium oxide and various phosphate minerals do the cleaning. Fluoride which is used to reduce cavities, comes from a mineral fluorite. Most toothpaste are made white with titanium oxide, which comes from minerals called rutile, ilmenite and anatase. 

QUESTION: 3

What has raised uncertainties about the security of energy supply in the future?  

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The use of non conventional sources of energy is becoming necessary in our country India of the following reasons:

1.The growing consumption of energy has resulted in the country becoming increasingly dependent on Fossil fuels such as Coal, Oil and Gas.

2. Rising prices of oil and gas and their potential shortage in the future has raised uncertainties about the security of energy supply in the future. It has serious repercussions on the growth of the national economy.To save expenses we should use non conventional sources of energy.

3. Increasing Use of fossil fuels also causes serious environmental problems.

Hence , there is a pressing need to use non conventional energy resources like the solar energy, wind, tide, Biomass and energy from waste material.
QUESTION: 4

India is critically deficient in the reserve and production of: 

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India is critically deficient in the reserve and production of copper. Being malleable, ductile and a good conductor, copper is mainly used in electrical cables, electronics and chemical industries.

QUESTION: 5

Which state in India is the largest producer of bauxite?  

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QUESTION: 6

What are the Khetri mines famous for?

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QUESTION: 7

Nagarcoil and Jaisalmer are well-known for the effective use of ?

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QUESTION: 8

Which is India's oldest oil producing state? 

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QUESTION: 9

Biogas plants using cattle dung are called:  

Solution: Gobar Gas Plant construction. Bio gas is a clean unpolluted and cheap source of energy in rural areas. It consists of 55-70% methane which is inflammable. Bio gas is produced from cattle dung in a bio gas plant commonly known as gobar gas plant through a process called digestion.
QUESTION: 10

Which out of the following minerals is formed as a result of evaporation in the arid regions? 

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QUESTION: 11

What is low grade brown coal called?

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Lignite, often referred to as brown coal, is a soft, brown, combustible, sedimentary rock formed from naturally compressed peat. It is considered the lowest rank of coal due to its relatively low heat content.

QUESTION: 12

The Monazite sands of Kerala are rich in: 

Solution: Due to the alpha decay of thorium and uranium, monazite contains a significant amount of helium, which can be extracted by heating. Monazite is an important ore for thorium, lanthanum, and cerium. It is often found in placer deposits. India, Madagascar, and South Africa have large deposits of monazite sands.
QUESTION: 13

Which out of the following metallic minerals is obtained from veins and lodes? 

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QUESTION: 14

Which place in India is ideal for utilising tidal energy?

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In India, the Gulf of Kachchh, provides ideal conditions for utilising tidal energy. A 900 mw tidal energy power plant is set up here by the National Hydropower Corporation.

QUESTION: 15

Which out of the following minerals is formed by the decomposition of surface rocks, and leaves a residual mass of weathered material? 

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QUESTION: 16

Which state in India is the largest producer of manganese ores? 

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It is an important mineral which is used for making iron and steel and it acts as a basic raw material for manufacturing its alloy. Odisha is the largest producer of manganese ores. 

QUESTION: 17

Where is the largest solar plant of India located? 

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The correct option is A.

The largest solar power plant in the world, the Bhadla Solar Park is located in Bhadla village, in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district. Spanning 14,000 acres, the fully operational power plant has been installed with a capacity of nearly 2,250 megawatts (MW).

QUESTION: 18

Which mineral is used for generating atomic or nuclear power? 

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QUESTION: 19

Name the mines in Karnataka which is a 100 per cent export unit? 

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QUESTION: 20

The Koderma-Gaya-Hazaribagh belt of Jharkhand is a leading producer of: 

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QUESTION: 21

Which out of the following is a non-conventional source of energy? 

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QUESTION: 22

What is 'Rat hole' mining? 

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QUESTION: 23

About 63 per cent of India's petroleum production is from:  

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QUESTION: 24

In which kind of rocks are the minerals deposited and accumulated in the strata's?

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QUESTION: 25

Which out of the following minerals occurs in the sands of valley floors and the base of hills?

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Certain minerals may occur as alluvial deposits in sands of valley floors and the base of hills. These deposits are called 'placer deposits' and generally contain minerals which are not corroded by water. Gold, silver, tin and platinum are most important among such minerals.